The new ‘German question’?

Can Germany lead the European Union out of the economic crisis? The British historian Timothy Garton Ash writes in this interesting article that this is the ‘German question’of our time:

“There is a new German question. It is this: Can Europe’s most powerful country lead the way in building both a sustainable, internationally competitive eurozone and a strong, internationally credible European Union? Germany’s difficulties in responding convincingly to this challenge are partly the result of earlier German questions and the solutions found to them. Yesterday’s answers have sown the seeds of today’s question…” Link to the acrticle


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